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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *qhōŋ
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: hole
Chinese: *khōŋ hollow, empty, *khōŋs empty space.
Tibetan: khuŋ hole, pit, hollow, cavity; khoŋ empty.
Burmese: ǝkhauŋh a cavity, hollow place, LB *khuŋx.
Kachin: khaʔ2-khoŋ2, (H) khoŋ a ditch.
Lushai: ōŋ a hole, gap.
Comments: PG *khùŋ hole; BG: Garo koŋ; Kham kuN. Cf. also OCh. 穹 *khʷǝŋ hollow, hole. Simon 15; Sh. 44; Peiros-Starostin 213; Coblin 71. STEDT 273-278 *kuŋ.
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